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How Many Kids Do Jodie Turner-Smith and Joshua Jackson Have?

What We Know About Jodie Turner-Smith and Joshua Jackson's Daughter

How Many Kids Do Jodie Turner-Smith and Joshua Jackson Have?
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Ever since Jodie Turner-Smith and Joshua Jackson welcomed their daughter in April 2020, the stars have kept her mostly off social media. In November 2021, Turner-Smith gave fans a rare glimpse at their baby by sharing a photo her and Jackson comparing their feet together. "I'm most thankful for you," she captioned the shot. Although she and Jackson have yet to post more photos of their daughter, the couple have opened up about parenthood in several interviews.

For example, on 27 March, Turner-Smith got candid about raising a biracial daughter while speaking with her "Sex Education" costar Ncuti Gatwa for Elle UK. The actor admitted that she initially "had a lot of resistance" to becoming a mother, and if she were to ever have kids, she always "wanted to have Black, Black babies." However, her feelings began to change once she met Joshua. "To decide not to have a child with somebody you love, just because they're white, was insane to me," she said. "But, at the same time, I did have this mini pause, where I was like, 'She's going to be walking through the world not only having an experience that I did not have, but looking like people that, in a way, I'd always felt a little bit tormented by.'"

Turner-Smith's worries then melted away with the birth of her daughter. "Now that I've got this little, tiny, light-skinned boss, I feel like it's the universe teaching me lessons," she said. "I've been given a daughter who looks this way to heal my own conversations around colorism."

Jackson also wasn't sure whether he wanted to become a parent. In a 16 April interview with The Times, the actor said that falling in love with Turner-Smith made him want to get married and have kids. So when she proposed to him during a romantic holiday in Nicaragua, there was no doubt in his mind that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her. "The organic and instinctive answer was yes," Jackson said, adding that Turner-Smith became pregnant six months later. "Now we have this beautiful baby who is literally the manifestation of that love. It is impossible for me to look into the face of my child without feeling love for my wife."

On 2 Oct., Turner-Smith filed for divorce from Jackson after four years of marriage. In court documents obtained by POPSUGAR, Turner-Smith cited "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for their split. She is seeking joint custody of their daughter.

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